On August 27, you have the perfect opportunity to set aside all your obligations and to do whatever you please. This is the spirit behind “Just Because Day”, a whimsical observance which was the brainchild of Joseph J. Goodwin from California. Goodwin created the holiday approximately 50 years ago, with the intent having a day to really enjoy life and family. He marked the first Just Because Day by giving his wife a transistor radio, and the tradition of spontaneous gifts "just because" not only caught on with his family, but with others who heard about the carefree custom.
There are no rules to the day - simply follow your impulse. Sing in the shower, or sing on a street corner. Sleep all day, or go for a hike in the mountains. Or perhaps you can send some beautiful flowers to someone for no reason at all. Read More about Floral Arrangements for Just Because Day »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on August 8, 2017
| Last Updated: August 13, 2017
February gives us Valentine's Day, and the holidays have a romantic magic of their own - but did you know that the entire month of August is also set aside for romance? We think this observance is perfectly timed, after all the summer is made for love! Whether you love spontaneous surprises, little love notes, or flowers sent to work, this is the time to express you affection in fun and creative ways. The team at Mission Viejo Florist has been assisting you with all your romantic gestures for for over 40 years, and we have the romantic bouquets and passionate floral arrangements you will need to celebrate National Romance Month.
Romantic Flowers: Red roses are universally recognized as the number one flower to express true love and passion, but you can also choose from other flowers which may carry more personal significance for you. For instance, pink roses represent an innocent and affectionate infatuation, daisies represent young or new love, and peonies are representative of marital happiness. And if you want to make a bold declaration of your intentions, red tulips are a confident choice. Read More about August Celebrates National Romance Month »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on August 2, 2017
| Last Updated: August 6, 2017
Love and Romance
One of the most poignant times in our lives to send flowers is upon the passing of a dear friend or loved one. While these occasions can be emotional and difficult, the team at Mission Viejo Florist are here to assist you in selecting the funeral flowers that will best convey your sympathy and condolences. Read More about Traditional Funeral Flowers for the Service »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on July 27, 2017
| Last Updated: February 26, 2021
Sending a child off to school for the first time can be an emotional experience, for both of you. One way to make the transition a bit easier is to help them to decorate their new home in a warm and friendly manner, with dorm decor that will remind them of you throughout long hours of study and stressful days of classes. Mission Viejo Florist has some beautiful ideas that will not only make them feel more at home but will improve the health and productivity of their college experience. Read More about Creative Dorm Decor for College Students »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on July 18, 2017
| Last Updated: February 26, 2021
Back to School
Life is not always easy, but having special people in our lives can make all the difference. August 6 is a day set aside to recognize those folks who have been with us through everything – good times and bad, thick and thin, laughter and tears. National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day are both celebrated on this day, and both give us the perfect opportunity to thank sisters and best friends for all they have done throughout the years. The online flower collections at Mission Viejo Florist are great place to find the thoughtful and beautiful gifts guaranteed to express your appreciation. Read More about Encourage Bonds of Sisterhood & Friendship »
Butterfly gardens are becoming popular across the country, loved for the beauty of both the flowers and the colorful winged creatures they attract. Your first step should be to research which butterflies are in your area, as there are specific flowers that will be particularly irresistible to different varieties of butterfly. That being said, virtually any bright, nectar filled flower will beckon butterflies, so don't be afraid to experiment! The floral experts at Mission Viejo Florist are more than happy to help you to design a gorgeous backyard oasis that will bring you - and the butterflies - a lot of happiness. Read More about Butterfly Gardens for your Front Porch »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on July 2, 2017
| Last Updated: July 5, 2017
It's that time of year, and entire communities are getting ready for one of the biggest celebrations of the summer! July 4th marks a day observed from sea to shining sea; when we all come together to recognize the unique freedom we enjoy in our nation. Whether you are the host of the get-together - or headed to someone else's house for the barbecue - using patriotic florals to decorate is a great way to set the ambiance for the day. July Fourth flowers are any which exhibit the red, white and blue - and there are so many great possibilities. Red roses and carnations, white lilies or daisies, and blue delphinium or iris - Mission Viejo Florist uses them all to create beautiful tributes to celebrate our nation's birthday.
July 4th in Mission Viejo: Spend your holiday with a full day of events, starting with the Annual Street Faire and ending with the Fireworks Spectacular. Read More about Patriotic Florals & Bouquets »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on June 19, 2017
| Last Updated: February 26, 2021
Roses have been the official emblem of nations, identified soldiers in battle, and provided oils and perfume for royalty. But the timeless beauty of these iconic flowers is likely best expressed as a gorgeous testament to our affection to those important to us. June is all about celebrating this remarkable flower, as we observe National Rose Month. So whether you opt to send yellow roses to your best friend, pink roses to your daughter, or red roses to your significant other - Mission Viejo Florist has beautiful rose blooms for every occasion.
Having a rose arrangement delivered to someone who means everything to you? A vibrant collection that blends the many colors of summer roses is the perfect gift. Read More about Luxury Rose Bouquets for National Rose Month »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on June 2, 2017
| Last Updated: June 4, 2017
Father's Day celebrated it's 50th anniversary last year, having only been instituted in 1966 when Lyndon Johnson signed it into law. The holiday was inspired by Mother's Day, and pushed to the forefront by a woman whose father had raised 6 children on his own. To this day, we still honor the heroics and sacrifices made by our Dads. They rarely receive accolades, they rarely accept praise - but they are often the most special men in our lives. There are more than 71 million dads in the United States today, but the most amazing dad is yours - and Mission Viejo Florist would love to help you to honor your dad.
Fast Fact: Fathers Day gifts generally run along the same themes - sporting goods, hardware, or clothing. This year, look for Father's Day gifts that are original and express how unique he is - after all, he probably doesn't need another necktie. Read More about Father’s Day Gifts & Ideas for Him »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on May 26, 2017
| Last Updated: May 30, 2017